Despite a double-double by Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.), Valparaiso saw its 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament appearance come to an abrupt end as the second-seeded Crusaders were upset by seventh-seeded UMKC 59-49 on Saturday afternoon at the John Q. Hammons arena in Tulsa, Okla.
Valparaiso begins defense of its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders face UMKC in the quarterfinals. The two-time champions have won five straight heading into the tournament.
Valparaiso University's Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team and Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) has earned Second Team honors as the league announced its annual postseason awards on Wednesday afternoon.
Valparaiso University's Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Co-Player of the Week following her performances this weekend that led the Crusaders to a pair of victories.
Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) made a school record nine three-pointers and Valparaiso shot 68.2% from beyond the arc for the game as a team as the Crusaders defeated UMKC 80-56 in the regular season finale for both teams Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso returns to the ARC to conclude the regular season on Monday evening against UMKC. The Crusaders need a win against the Kangaroos to secure the second seed in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament which begins on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.
Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) hit six first half three-pointers and Valparaiso's defense took over in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 69-58 on Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. to spoil Senior Day for the Golden Eagles.
Valparaiso takes its three-game winning streak on the road for the final time during the regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Oral Roberts for a key Mid-Continent Conference tilt.
Valparaiso University's Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Women's Basketball Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
After back-to-back victories, Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders entertain Southern Utah. The game will be broadcast on www.sportsjuice.com
After knocking off first place Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood Monday night when they travel to IUPUI. The contest will mark Valpo's third game in five days. The game will be broadcast on www.sportsjuice.com.
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) recorded a double-double and Valparaiso held Western Illinois to just 24.1% shooting in the first half as the Crusaders defeated the first place Westerwinds 58-45 on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,114 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso plays the second game of a three-game in five-day stretch on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host first place Western Illinois. The Crusaders find themselves in a third place tie entering play.
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) scored a career-high 27 points, but Chicago State made a pair of free throws with 15.8 seconds left to defeat Valparaiso 58-56 on Thursday night in Chicago, Ill.
After topping Southern Utah at the buzzer on Saturday night, Valparaiso returns home Monday evening to entertain Oakland marking the start of the second half of the Mid-Continent Conference season. The Crusaders, sitting in second place in the standings, trail Western Illinois by two games.
Valparaiso will look to finish the first half of the Mid-Continent Conference season with back-to-back wins as the Crusaders travel to Southern Utah on Saturday to battle the Thunderbirds. Valpo is coming off of a convincing 69-36 win over IUPUI on Monday night.
Valparaiso will look to rebound from a heartbreaking overtime loss at Western Illinois as the Crusaders host IUPUI on Monday evening. Valpo enters the game tied with Oakland for second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings nearing the midway point in league play. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.
Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) hit a three-pointer to send the game into overtime, but Western Illinois made 10-of-14 free throws in overtime to give the Westerwinds a 56-52 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday evening in Macomb, Ill.
Valparaiso will have its hands full as the Crusaders take to the road on Saturday to face Western Illinois. The Westerwinds currently own the nation's longest home court win streak, having posted 33 straight victories at Western Hall.
With temperatures hovering below 20 degrees outside in Kansas City, Mo., Valparaiso's shooting was even colder on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders shot just 16.1% (10-of-62) from the floor in a 47-35 loss to UMKC.
After a week off, the first place Valparaiso Crusaders will put their perfect 5-0 road record to the test on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold travels to Kansas City to battle the UMKC Kangaroos. Valpo is coming off of a 72-55 win over Oral Roberts last Saturday.
Valparaiso University's Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.
Valparaiso moved into sole possession of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 72-55 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to move to 3-0 in league play.
Valparaiso returns to the ARC for the first time in nearly a month on Saturday, as the Crusaders host Oral Roberts in a rematch of last year's Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship game won by the Crusaders.
Valparaiso, winners of four of its last five, will close out its road trip on Wednesday night as the Crusaders travel to Oakland. Valpo is coming off of a 79-56 victory at Centenary on Monday night in its Mid-Continent Conference opener.
Valparaiso will look to rebound from a 75-49 loss at the hands of #19/18 DePaul when the Crusaders face Dartmouth, the tournament host, in the consolation game of the Blue Sky Classic on Thursday evening.
After back-to-back wins before Christmas, Valparaiso looks to continue its winning ways on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders battle #18/19 DePaul in the first round of the Dartmouth Blue Sky Classic. Valpo is coming off of a 56-50 victory at Washington State on December 21.
Fresh off of a 72-61 victory over Loyola (Ill.) on Saturday, the Valparaiso Crusaders continue their six-game road trip on Tuesday night as the Brown and Gold travel to the Pacific Northwest to battle the Washington State Cougars.
Despite four players logging 37 or more minutes with a shortened bench due to injury, Valparaiso rallied from a one-point halftime deficit to defeat Loyola (Ill.) 72-61 on Saturday afternoon at the Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.
Valparaiso heads out on to the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders begin a six-game stretch away from the ARC starting in Chicago against Loyola. Valpo will not return home until after the first of the year.
Valparaiso will look to defeat Miami (Ohio) for the first time in school history on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders put their two-game winning streak on the line against the RedHawks. This marks the sixth meeting all-time between the two schools, and the fifth straight year they have met on the hardwood.
After making just 14 three-point field goals in their first five games, the Valparaiso Crusaders erupted for a school record 17 triples on Wednesday night as the Brown and Gold defeated Central Michigan 81-60 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
After a thrilling overtime victory over Butler on Saturday at the State Farm Hoosier State Classic, Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday night to meet Miami (Ohio). The Crusaders are looking to even their record on the season with a victory.
Jenna Stangler's (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) 12-footer at the buzzer of regulation forced overtime and Valparaiso dominated the extra session as the Crusaders defeated Butler 61-51 on Saturday afternoon at the State Farm Hoosier State Classic in Terre Haute, Ind.
After battling third-ranked Notre Dame to the final buzzer in a close loss on Tuesday, the Valparaiso Crusaders will look to return to the win column on Saturday against Butler in the State Farm Hoosier State Classic.
Valparaiso was within two points of third-ranked Notre Dame with just 6:19 remaining before the Fighting Irish held off the late charge as the Crusaders dropped a 69-59 decision before 2,214 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
After picking up their first victory of the season on Sunday afternoon against Saint Xavier, the Valparaiso Crusaders open their home campaign on Tuesday night against the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) tied a career high with 26 points to lead Valparaiso to a 67-51 victory over Saint Xavier in the State Farm Classic at the Genesis Center in Gary, Ind.
After an eight-day lay off for Thanksgiving, Valparaiso will return to the hardwood on Sunday afternoon at the Valparaiso State Farm Classic held at the Genesis Center in Gary, Ind. to battle Saint Xavier. The Crusaders are looking for their first victory of the season after dropping a pair of contests at the Minnesota Subway Classic.
Behind 64.3% shooting in the second half, Arkansas State turned a two-point halftime lead into an 82-61 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday evening in the consolation game of the Subway Classic held in Minneapolis, Minn.
Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) scored 23 points in the return to her hometown, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped a 64-57 decision to Virginia Tech in the first round of the Subway Classic in Minneapolis, Minn.
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman is looking for fans to help pack the Athletics-Recreation Center on November 30 to help lead the Crusaders to a win over Notre Dame and at the same time help the American Cancer Society win in the battle with cancer.
Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of three players that will join the Crusader program for the 2005-2006 season. Aimee Litka, along with twin sisters Launa and Leah Hochstetler signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to join the Valpo program.
Valparaiso took a nine-point lead into intermission, but the Hoosier Lady Stars scored 44 second half points to defeat the Crusaders 71-65 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday afternoon in exhibition play.
The defending Mid-Continent Conference Tournament champion Valparaiso Crusaders have been selected to win the regular season in 2004-2005 according to a vote of the conference coaches, sports information directors, and selected media members according the preseason poll that was released on Thursday. Seniors Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) and Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) were selected to the preseason First and Second Teams respectively as well.
Valparaiso University's women's basketball team is set to play in several tournaments, including the Valparaiso University State Farm Classic, and will host Notre Dame this season as the Crusaders released their 2004-2005 schedule on Monday.
For the sixth straight season Valparaiso University's women's basketball team has been ranked in the top-25 among the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll. The Crusaders ranked sixth in the country in team grade point average for the 2003-2004 school year, marking the third straight season the Crusaders have been ranked in the top-ten.
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Renee' Turpa has joined the staff as the director of basketball operations, while Caroline McCombs has been promoted to associate head coach and Erika Roudebush has been moved to an assistant coach.